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Fire & Ice Winterfest

Lava Hot Springs Fire and Ice Festival in Lava Hot Springs Idaho

February 4 @ 4:00 pm February 5 @ 10:00 pm

The Fire & Ice Winterfest is held each year over the first full weekend of February in the quaint resort town of Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, famous for its natural spring-fed hot pools. Come, bring the family and celebrate winter!

COVID – 19 Restrictions and Guidelines

CDC Guidelines for social distancing and group numbers will be in place at all events. Face Masks are recommended. Hand sanitizers will be available. This event is an optional recreational activity which you may choose to attend. If you are not feeling well, please stay home.

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Events for Friday, February 4, 2022

Event times below are subject to change.

3:30 – 7:00 p.m.: Wine Tasting at the Riverside Hot Springs Inn

Sponsored by BRJ Wine Distributing and the Riverside’s Portneuf Grille & Lounge.  All net proceeds are contributed to the Greater Lava Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce.  There will be three separate sessions hosted reception style with each registration offering up to 5 tastings from a selection of 18 varietal wines paired with appetizers.  Your favorite bottle(s) will be available for purchase at the conclusion of each event. (255 East Portneuf StBuy Tickets Online Now!

3:30 – 4:45 pm   Wine Tasting – Price $40 per person

Held at the Riverside’s Portneuf Grille & Lounge.

This is a wine Educational & Appreciation Mini-Course.
Includes a Fire & Ice Wine Glass, Riedel Wine Glass & 5 Tastings.
For those wine enthusiast’s that are seeking to build a foundation for their understanding of the basics of wine tasting. This session will not only cover tasting basics but will highlight the benefits of glassware for improved flavor enhancement.  This class is led by Kathy Standley for BRJ Wine Distributing.  You will receive a commemorative Fire & Ice Wine Glass and a coveted Riedel wine glass (a $10 value and will experience the benefits of using premium glassware. Included are 5 wine tastings paired with appetizers prepared by the Portneuf Grill & Lounge Culinary department.  Representatives from BRJ will lead you on a journey of white, red and/or dessert wines dependent on your preferences. Buy Tickets Online Now!

5:00 – 5:45 pm   Wine Tasting – Price $40 per person

Held at the Riverside’s Portneuf Grille & Lounge.

Includes: Informational pouring’s of 5 Wine Tastings by BRJ Wine Distributing and paired appetizers prepared by the Portneuf Grille & Lounge Culinary Department. Includes a Fire & Ice Wine Glass. Buy Tickets Online Now!

6:00 – 6:45 pm   Wine Tasting – Price $40 per person

Held at the Riverside’s Portneuf Grille & Lounge.

Includes: Informational pouring’s of 5 Wine tastings by BRJ Wine Distributing and paired appetizers prepared by the Portneuf Grille & Lounge Culinary Department. Includes a Fire & Ice Wine Glass. Buy Tickets Online Now!

7:00 p.m.: The Pulling of the Ice Relay Race down Main Street

Sponsored by Ace Hardware

Cost:  $25.00 for a four person team. Teams will compete by pulling a block of ice on a shovel.

 

7:45 p.m.: Parade Of Lights down Main Street

Come and watch or participate in the winter Parade celebrating the opening of Lava Hot Springs Fire & Ice “zany Winter Festival.  Find a favorite spot to watch the parade to try to catch some candy and look for the Abominable Snow Man.  The parade will travel down Main Street starting at Main & Center Streets and ending at Main & Center Streets. After the parade head over to the Chuck Wagon Garden for the opening ceremonies. Sign up with T. J. Latourr – 208-540-1948

Events for Saturday, February 5, 2022


10:00 a.m.: Photo opportunities all day by the DJ Wagon

In the Chuck Wagon Gardens (202 Main St)

10:00 a.m.: Running of the Bulls

Cost: $5:00.

Run in your swimming suit down Main Street starting at the Royal Hotel (11 Main St) and jump in the State Foundation Pools.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Kids Activities

Cost: $10.00 for 20 tickets.  Hot Chocolate $1.00.

Located at the Chuck Wagon Garden.

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Children’s Water Carnival

Cost: FREE for kids.

Held at the Indoor Aquatic Center. (195 N Center St.Games, prizes and water fun.  12 and under are invited to attend this event but MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.  Sponsored by Lava Hot Springs Foundation. Call (208) 251-5230 for info.

12:00 p.m. – 6:00 pm.Polar Bear Beer Garden  

Cost:  $20.00 includes 1 stein & 3 beers.  Additional pours for an added cost. Location to be announced.

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Chili Tasting

Cost: 5 Tastes for $5.00. Located outside by Mike’s Market at 30 Main Street.

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Polar Bear Costume Judging and Party

Polar Float line up & music at the River Bridge on 3rd East and Portneuf Ave! 

2:00 p.m.: Polar Bear Float

Cost: $10.00 Entry fee (includes tube rental)
Register between 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm at Mountain Mayhem (156 E. Main) sign a waiver and pick up your tube (Note – you will need to bring ID to rent the tube) Entries accepted until we run out of tubes!

Location: Contestants enter the river at the River Bridge  on 3rd E. and Portneuf Ave. and float for ¼ mile to the Community building. Do you dare jump in with the rest!  Check for pre-sale information on line.

4:30 p.m.: Penguin Race Fundraiser

Cost: 1 penguin for $5.00, 5 for $20.00.

Penguins will be dropped into the Portneuf River off the 3rd Street East Bridge and rescued by the Community Center Building.

Dusk: The Torch Light Ski

At dusk (and weather permitting) there will befire in the sky. Watch local daredevils ski down the “L” mountains with lit torches. This is amazing to watch.

6:30 p.m.: Lava Fire Dancers

Cost:  $10:00 per person at the gate.

Fire performers from Lava Flow Fire will entertain your family and you through dance, acrobatics and music as they manipulate flaming objects.  The show will be performed at the Meadows. (56 N 2nd Ave E.)

7:30 p.m.: Fireworks

8:30 p.m.: Kip Attaway, Singer, Songwriter and Comedian

Cost:  $20.00 per ticket.  Seating is limited.  Register early. Buy Tickets Online Now!

Kip Attaway will perform at the Lava Hot Springs Community Center. (150 N Center St.)

Additional Info

Fire & Ice Merchandise will be sold solely at the events and in the side yard of Ace Hardware.  Merchandise includes Hooded and zip up sweatshirts, long and short Sleeves Tees, Wine Glasses, Steins, Shot Glasses, Hats, Gloves and Koozies.

For detailed information contact Nathleen, Fire & Ice Events Chairperson at 208-776-5500.
All proceeds benefit the Lava Hot Springs Chamber Of Commerce.  The Fire & Ice Winterfest is an event that only comes along once a year.  Don’t miss what USA Today called one of the 10 zaniest winter festivals in the world.

See our Facebook Page for more info and photos!

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Details

Start:
February 4 @ 4:00 pm
End:
February 5 @ 10:00 pm
Event Category:
110 Main St
Lava Hot Springs, 83246 United States
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(208) 776-5500